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UF poll: Floridians interested in governor’s race; Crist leads Scott by seven points

Published: Feb 5th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A poll of registered voters in Florida by the Bob Graham Center for Public Service at the University of Florida in collaboration with UF’s Bureau of Economic and Business Research revealed high interest in Florida’s governor’s race, with 95 percent of likely voters reporting either “a great deal of interest” (66 percent) or “a fair amount of interest” (29 percent).

Symposium to examine issues involving Florida elections

Published: Feb 3rd, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida has had its fair share of knocks in the media when it comes to election news, but as the fourth most populous state in the U.S., elections and election laws are no joke. The 13th annual Richard E. Nelson Symposium, “State & Local Elections: Rights and Wrongs,” will illuminate key issues the Sunshine State faces regarding elections.

UF hosts symposium with creator of film about Hurricane Katrina

Published: Jan 14th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Producer and filmmaker Tia Lessin will present a symposium Jan. 15 on the University of Florida campus about her 2008 film, “Trouble the Water,” which focuses on Hurricane Katrina.

Leader of Florida House to speak at Graham Center

Published: Oct 29th, 2013

AINESVILLE, Fla. — Will Weatherford, speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, will speak at the University of Florida’s Bob Graham Center at 6 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Pugh Hall Ocora.

Session to provide information about internships

Published: Oct 17th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An information session about several internship programs of possible interest to University of Florida students will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 21 in Little Hall, Room 113.

Professor’s lecture examines current state of race in America

Published: Oct 15th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A distinguished professor in urban studies from the City University of New York is giving a free lecture at 5:30 p.m. today, Oct. 15, at the University of Florida under the title, “The Perennial Racial Divide: Two Steps Further, One Step Back.”

Author-activist Noam Chomsky to speak at Phillips Tuesday evening

Published: Oct 14th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Renowned professor and political activist Noam Chomsky will speak at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on the University of Florida campus.

Symposium examines aspects of immigration reform

Published: Oct 9th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An immigration reform symposium looking at its political and cultural contexts will be held in two sessions on Thursday in Little Hall, Room L109.

Rising star in Democratic Party to speak at UF Sept. 24

Published: Sep 20th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — ACCENT Speakers Bureau at the University of Florida and Hispanic Heritage Month will bring Texas Mayor Julian Castro to campus on Sept. 24.